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    I have always been a soppy sucker at christmas.
    I cry when the local church choirs come on the ward and sing on Christmas Eve.
    I love ALL the christmas movies.

    But this Poem in a nutshell is Christmas to me.......

    Twas the Night before Christmas Poem



    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
    In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

    The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.
    And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
    Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below.
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But a miniature sleigh, and eight tinny reindeer.

    With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be St Nick.
    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    "Now Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen!
    On, Comet! On, Cupid! on, on Donner and Blitzen!
    To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
    Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"

    As dry leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
    When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky.
    So up to the house-top the coursers they flew,
    With the sleigh full of Toys, and St Nicholas too.

    And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
    The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
    As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
    Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

    He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
    And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
    A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
    And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

    His eyes-how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
    His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
    His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
    And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.

    The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
    And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
    He had a broad face and a little round belly,
    That shook when he laughed, like a bowlful of jelly!

    He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
    And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself!
    A wink of his eye and a twist of his head,
    Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.

    He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
    And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
    And laying his finger aside of his nose,
    And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

    He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
    And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
    But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
    "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!"



    Clement Clarke Moore

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    awe.... We dont have wonderful things like choirs here. THAT would be awesome! I just love alllll the great xmas shows. I record them all for the girls to see. Will be better when they get bigger and will watch movies more like Miracle on 34th street. that movie! I just love to sing to xmas music.

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    that is a great poem and nice to read every once in a while. Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas.
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    I love so many things about Christmas...the lights, the trees, good food, family.....but what really gets me in the mood for the season are cheesy Hallmark Christmas movies! It is my embarrassing secret

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    The movie, "It's a Wonderful Life" says Christmas to me. The other movies I love watching this time of year are the original "Miracle on 34th Street", and "Little Women" (the 1949 version w/June Allyson).




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    I love Griswalds Christmas Vacation!

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    Christmas to me is the magical spirit behind it all. Josh Groban's song "believe" says it all!!

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    Default Re: What says "Christmas" to you?

    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    I love Griswalds Christmas Vacation!
    I just watched this at a girlfriend's house the other night. That's one of the things she has to do to celebrate the season.

    I grew up not liking Christmas very much at all. I used to dread it actually. (There's probably a therapist somewhere that could have made a mint off of this realization, but that didn't happen). When I had my daughter at age 29 - I raised her in the Jewish faith - AND made up my own version of Christmas for her. I didn't want her to feel crappy about it like I did. My version is kind of like Seinfeld's Festivus - only funner. ha ha My daughter has a very well rounded appreciation for the season and even puts up her own Festivus tree with the menorah. Her cards this year say, "Happy Christmiskah". LOL

    I guess it's what you make it, isn't it?

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    Christmas Vacation .... best holiday movie EVER! I also love 'Holiday Inn'
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